How Do I View VSIFAX Modem Stats?

If you experience failed faxes, running these commands can help identify if the issue is affecting a single modem/phone line or multiples modems/phone lines:

grep result $VSIFAX/spool/logs/modem1* | awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
grep result $VSIFAX/spool/logs/modem2* | awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
grep result $VSIFAX/spool/logs/modem3* | awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
grep result $VSIFAX/spool/logs/modem4* | awk '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn

How Do I Setup or Change the IP Address on a D-Link Print Server?

In the link below you will find the utility itself called PSAdmin.  You need to install PSAdmin on a PC that is on the same network as the print server.  Be sure the print server is plugged into power and a network switch.  You can then use the PSAdmin tool to set or change the IP address (Use Manual IP, NOT DHCP), set the subnet mask which is typically 255.255.255.0 and set the Default Gateway (usually the IP address of the router at that location).  There is a detailed PDF file that has instructions for using PSAdmin to setup the DP-301 Print Server.

http://download.mos.com.np/Drivers/D-Link/printservers/PS%20Admin/

Solar Website Security Certificate Warnings

When browsing to a secure portion of the Solar web start page (Session Manager, Connection Pool, etc.), you will receive an error similar to the following:

“There is a problem with this website’s security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website’s address. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.”

The warning is expected, and can be safely ignored. Regardless of any warnings, all web traffic over HTTPS between the client and application server is fully encrypted.

The way certificates work in regards to web browsing is as follows: the web browser notices there is an HTTPS connection and attempts to verify the certificate given against both the certificate authority that signed the certificate, as well as the FQDN of the destination address.

In this case, the web browser sees that the certificate is signed by a non-trusted authority, and that the destination’s IP address doesn’t appear in the certificate. This warning will always appear, because Eclipse signs our own certificates and does not customize them for each customer. To remove the warning, each customer would have to generate a certificate from a trusted authority (i.e. VeriSign) for each unique web address. Each of these certificates would have to be re-integrated with each change to the application server (i.e. point upgrade). Eclipse has weighed the warning vs. the practicality of doing this for every customer and chose to self-sign a generic certificate to provide encryption without authentication. This is an industry standard practice for secure websites on a company Intranet where a server’s identity is known.

If a customer wishes to order and install their own security certificates, they may do so at their own expense and without support from Eclipse.

How Do I Change the Time on a Linux Server?

The command date -s <date or time string> will set the system time and/or date. Where <date or time string> should be enclosed in double-quotes (“) and describe the date and/or time that you would like to set.

For example:
date -s “31 OCT 2011 13:55:00”
This command needs to be run as root in order for it to work.

Example to set just the time:
date +%T -s 07:54:00

You can also use the plain date command to display the current system date and time.
Note, you must restart the system admin in order the system time change to be reflected in Eclipse.

How do I use Powerchute on AIX?

Powerchute is software from APC that is used in the administration of the battery backup (UPS) device. To use the console-based interface:
  • Login as root using PuTTY
  • Set the appropriate terminal type:
export TERM=vt100
  • Launch Powerchute:
/u2/powerchute/powerchute
  • You can use Control G to access the menus, arrow around to move, use the spacebar to select a value